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ort

[ awrt ]
/ ɔrt /
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noun

Usually orts. a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.

RELATED WORDS

atom, butt, chip, chunk, crumb, dab, dash, division, dollop, dose, dot, dram, driblet, drop, droplet, end, excerpt, flake, fraction, fragment

Nearby words

orseille, orsha, orsini, orsk, orson, ort, ortanique, ortega, ortega saavedra, ortega saavedra, daniel, ortega y gasset

Origin of ort

1400–50; late Middle English; cognate with Low German ort, early Dutch oorete; compare Old English or- out-, ǣt food (see eat)
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n.

"remains of food left from a meal," mid-15c., probably cognate with early Dutch ooraete, Low German ort, from or-, privative prefix, + etan "to eat" (see eat (v.)). Perhaps from an unrecorded Old English word.

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